Trying to restore a new iPhone 4S from a 3GS backup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattyonamac, May 10, 2012.

  1. mattyonamac macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to restore a new iPhone 4S from a 3GS backup, but once the restore is done, the iPhone just stays on the Apple screen. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. iSR5 macrumors member

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    Okay,
    reboot your device by holding the Power key + Home key both.
    until the apple logo disappear then release the keys and wait until you'll see the home screen.
     
  3. mattyonamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've already tried that and it just goes off and doesn't come back on :(
     
  4. iSR5 macrumors member

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    if you have already done that and didn't work.

    if you're using PC, disable any antivirus, then try again.
    (Updating the itunes to latest version is required)

    Then do a new restore for your iOS.
    updated to last version, and set it up as a new phone.
    Then restore your backup.
    (Note: Don't install any apps until you finished from your backup restoring )

    Don't forget to use DFU mode to restore your iOS.
    :apple:
     
  5. mattyonamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm on a mac - mattyonamac ;) lol

    I'll give it all another go mate, I'll let ya know how I get on ;)
     
  6. iSR5 macrumors member

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    Well, I use both, so no complaints :D

    Let me know if did it work.
     
  7. mattyonamac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still no luck! I've tried updating itunes, re-backing up the 3GS and restoring again - didnt work. Then I set up as a new iPhone, the restored from backup, that didnt work, still stuck in the boot loop!
     
  8. iSR5 macrumors member

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    Your backup has something conflict with the 4S settings !
    Is your 3GS jailbroken?
    if yes, then that's the problem.

    what I suggest is using an app like JuicePhone on your mac to do a custom backup.
    then use the itunes to add the photos from your custom backup.
    and use the iCloud OR Google to add the contacts and everything else.
    this way you'll have your data back without your saved settings that has been backed up from your 3GS, which will help you to solve this problem.

    :cool:
     

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